A large truck loaded with fireworks struck a wandering moose on Friday morning, shutting down the Trans Canada Highway for over 5 hours and setting off a killer fireworks display.
The collision occurred at about 1 a.m. on Friday morning near the town of Wawa, Ontario. The fuel tanks reportedly ruptured, sparking a fire. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze, but not before the flames reached the fireworks in the back of the truck and got the party started.
Fortunately, the drive... Read More
NASA scientists have discovered that wildfires in the Amazon rainforest are the primary cause of deforestation in the region. Researchers have previously blamed agriculture for most of the deforestation as they were unable to track the fires, which burn below the forest canopy.
The study shows that understory forest fires burned around 2.8 percent of the forest between 1999 and 2010. The long, slow blazes creep below the canopy killing between 10 to 50 percent of trees, NASA announced. Scient... Read More
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has officially moved to eliminate the gray wolf from the list of threatened and endangered species. A 90-day comment period now begins for proposals seeking additional scientific, commercial, and technical information. Under the plan, state wildlife management agencies will assume responsibility for management and protection of the species. The Mexican wolf will remain on the endangered list.
The proposal comes after a review determined that the listing for ... Read More
Ironically, it was an uncharacteristically fast start that slowed down the seemingly unbeatable Usain Bolt in yesterday’s Rome Diamond League 100 meters. His 9.95-second time brought him a second-place finish behind American Justin Gatlin, marking his first significant loss since 2011.
Bolt took the loss in stride, saying that his perfect start threw him off. “That was ridiculous,” he said. “I have to do more strength work, I guess. At the end it was just not me." Aft... Read More
"Shark Warning" signs recently posted at beaches in Santa Cruz and Capitola are fake, according to California state park rangers. Officials are not sure who has been posting the fake warning signs, but evidence has led them to believe that they may be part of a local east side/west side surfing rivalry.
The notices listed several recent great white shark attacks and recommended that surfers stay away from the beach for at least 48 hours. But at the bottom of the fake notice was a clue. &ldquo... Read More